Gantz orders seizure of chemicals, equipment, gold intended for Hamas

Defense Minister Benny Gantz orders the confiscation of shipments of materials and equipment to Gaza that the IDF suspects is intended for Hamas’s military efforts.

In the days that preceded the latest round of fighting that began May 10, inspectors at the Kerem Shalom border crossing nabbed shipments of potassium chloride, glycerin, polyurethane, fiberglass and other materials, as well as sophisticated communications equipment, the Ynet news site reports.

Gantz also orders the confiscation of an estimated million shekels ($310,000) worth of gold the IDF caught being smuggled from Gaza to the West Bank, which officials say was intended to fund Hamas operations and terror attacks in the West Bank.

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